Isaiah 23:17
Parallel Verses
New International Version
At the end of seventy years, the LORD will deal with Tyre. She will return to her lucrative prostitution and will ply her trade with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.

New Living Translation
Yes, after seventy years the LORD will revive Tyre. But she will be no different than she was before. She will again be a prostitute to all kingdoms around the world.

English Standard Version
At the end of seventy years, the LORD will visit Tyre, and she will return to her wages and will prostitute herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
It will come about at the end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre. Then she will go back to her harlot's wages and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And at the end of the 70 years, the LORD will restore Tyre and she will go back into business, prostituting herself with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

International Standard Version
At the end of 70 years, the LORD will deal with Tyre, at which time she'll return to her courtesan's trade, and prostitute herself with the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth.

NET Bible
At the end of seventy years the LORD will revive Tyre. She will start making money again by selling her services to all the earth's kingdoms.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
At the end of 70 years the LORD will come to help Tyre. Then she will go back to earning money as a prostitute. She will become a prostitute for all the world's kingdoms.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire and shall commit fornication again with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

American King James Version
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that Jehovah will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it shall come to pass after seventy years, that the Lord will visit Tyre, and will bring her back again to her traffic: and she shall commit fornication again with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass at the end of seventy years, that Jehovah will visit Tyre; and she will return to her hire, and will commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the earth upon the face of the ground.

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her hire, and shall play the harlot with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

World English Bible
It will happen after the end of seventy years that Yahweh will visit Tyre, and she shall return to her wages, and will play the prostitute with all the kingdoms of the world on the surface of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, At the end of seventy years Jehovah inspecteth Tyre, And she hath repented of her gift, That she committed fornication With all kingdoms of the earth on the face of the ground.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:15-18 The desolations of Tyre were not to be for ever. The Lord will visit Tyre in mercy. But when set at liberty, she will use her old arts of temptation. The love of worldly wealth is spiritual idolatry; and covetousness is spiritual idolatry. This directs those that have wealth, to use it in the service of God. When we abide with God in our worldly callings, when we do all in our power to further the gospel, then our merchandise and hire are holiness to the Lord, if we look to his glory. Christians should carry on business as God's servants, and use riches as his stewards.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - The Lord will visit Tyre. In mercy, not in judgment (cf. Jeremiah 27:22; Jeremiah 29:10). She shall turn to her hire; i.e. "to her commerce," to her former mode of life. But with the difference noted in ver. 18.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years,.... When the seventy years before mentioned are ended:

that the Lord will visit Tyre; not in judgment, as before, but in mercy:

and she shall return to her hire; trade and merchandise; that shall revive, and be as in times past:

and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world, upon the face of the earth; be a mart of nations again, as in Isaiah 23:3 that is, trade and traffic with all nations of the earth, in the most ample and public manner; this is called committing fornication, in agreement with the simile of a harlot before used, whereunto Tyre is compared; as well as to observe the illicit ways and methods used in her commerce. The Targum is,

"and her merchandise shall be sufficient to all the kingdoms of the people, which are upon the face of the earth;''

and so the Septuagint,

"and shall be a mart to all the kingdoms of the world, upon the face of the earth.''

The phrase is used of mystical Tyre or Babylon, and of her merchants, in Revelation 18:3.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. visit—not in wrath, but mercy.

hire—image from a harlot: her gains by commerce. After the Babylonian dynasty was ended, Tyre was rebuilt; also, again, after the destruction under Alexander.

Isaiah 23:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fall of Tyre
16Take your harp, walk about the city, O forgotten harlot; Pluck the strings skillfully, sing many songs, That you may be remembered. 17It will come about at the end of seventy years that the LORD will visit Tyre. Then she will go back to her harlot's wages and will play the harlot with all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. 18Her gain and her harlot's wages will be set apart to the LORD; it will not be stored up or hoarded, but her gain will become sufficient food and choice attire for those who dwell in the presence of the LORD.
Cross References
Isaiah 23:15
At that time Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years, the span of a king's life. But at the end of these seventy years, it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the prostitute:

Isaiah 23:16
"Take up a harp, walk through the city, you forgotten prostitute; play the harp well, sing many a song, so that you will be remembered."

Ezekiel 16:25
At every street corner you built your lofty shrines and degraded your beauty, spreading your legs with increasing promiscuity to anyone who passed by.

Micah 1:7
All her idols will be broken to pieces; all her temple gifts will be burned with fire; I will destroy all her images. Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes, as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used."

Nahum 3:4
all because of the wanton lust of a prostitute, alluring, the mistress of sorceries, who enslaved nations by her prostitution and peoples by her witchcraft.
Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world on the face of the earth.

visit

Jeremiah 29:10 For thus said the LORD, That after seventy years be accomplished …

Zephaniah 2:7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they …

Acts 15:14 Simeon has declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, …

and she shall

Deuteronomy 23:18 You shall not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into …

Ezekiel 16:31 In that you build your eminent place in the head of every way, and …

Ezekiel 22:13 Behold, therefore I have smitten my hand at your dishonest gain which …

Ezekiel 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; the company of the …

Hosea 12:7,8 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he loves to oppress…

Micah 1:7 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces, and …

Micah 3:11 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach …

1 Timothy 3:3,8 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, …

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

shall commit

Nahum 3:4 Because of the multitude of the prostitutions of the well favored …

Revelation 17:2-5 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…

Revelation 18:9-14 And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived …

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great …

Jump to Previous
Acting Commerce Commit Committed Deal Earth End Face Fornication Gift Ground Harlot Harlot's Hire Inspecteth Kingdoms Loose Play Ply Prostitute Remember Repented Seventy Surface Turn Tyre Visit Wages World
Jump to Next
Acting Commerce Commit Committed Deal Earth End Face Fornication Gift Ground Harlot Harlot's Hire Inspecteth Kingdoms Loose Play Ply Prostitute Remember Repented Seventy Surface Turn Tyre Visit Wages World
Links
Isaiah 23:17 NIV
Isaiah 23:17 NLT
Isaiah 23:17 ESV
Isaiah 23:17 NASB
Isaiah 23:17 KJV

Isaiah 23:17 Bible Apps
Isaiah 23:17 Bible Suite
Isaiah 23:17 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 23:17 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 23:17 French Bible
Isaiah 23:17 German Bible

Alphabetical: a about all and as At back come deal earth end face go harlot harlot's her hire It kingdoms LORD of on play ply prostitute return seventy She that the Then to trade Tyre visit wages will with years

OT Prophets: Isaiah 23:17 It will happen after the end (Isa Isi Is) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Isaiah 23:16
Top of Page
Top of Page